Young Artist Academy
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  • Hollywood's Longest-Running Youth Awards
  • YAA founded by HFPA (Golden Globes) historian Maureen Dragone
  • The Organization came under New Management in January 2017
  • YAA is fully BONDED and in compliance with the Krekorian Talent Act
  • As of January 2018, the Young Artist Academy consists of 53 Advisory Members
  • Past honorees include: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Ryan Reynolds, Regina King, Julia Roberts, Drake, Johnny Depp, Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale, Natalie Portman, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Selena Gomez, Cuba Gooding Jr., Zendaya, Lisa Boet, Sarah Jessica Parker, Drew Barrymore, Winona Ryder, Mario Lopez, Michelle Pfeiffer, Jaden Smith, Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, Zac Effron, Tatyana Ali, John Stamos, Reese Witherspoon, Jody Foster, Patrick Dempsey, Katherine Heigel, Mila Kunis, Kaley Cuoco, Joaquin Phoenix, Johnny Galecki, Yara Shahidi, Kirsten Dunst, Hilary Duff, Hayden Panettiere, Jake Gyllenhall, Emmy Rossum, Megan Fox, Saoirse Ronan, Emma Roberts, Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, Shailene Woodley, Ariel Winter, Quvenzhané Wallis, Brie Larson, Elle Fanning and Hillary Swank.

News

News

  • 2019 Nominations Announced: VIDEO 
  • 40th Awards Gala Tickets ON SALE
  • 2019 MEMBERSHIP OPEN CLICK HERE
  • 2019 SUBMISSIONS CLOSED
  • NOMINATIONS TO BE ANNOUNCED APRIL 20TH 
  • NEW CATEGORIES: Dance, Writer, Director, Musician, Influencer, Ensemble, Producer
  • Internationally Acclaimed Director Christopher Allport will Direct

Announcements

  • 2019 Nominations Announced: VIDEO 
  • 40th Awards Gala Tickets ON SALE
  • 2019 MEMBERSHIP OPEN CLICK HERE
  • 2019 SUBMISSIONS CLOSED
  • NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED APRIL 20TH 
  • NEW CATEGORIES: Dance, Writer, Director, Musician, Influencer, Ensemble, Producer
  • A FREE ticket to the 40th Awards will be given for EACH Nomination a Young Artist receives 
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Announcements

2019 Nominations Announced: VIDEO 

40th Awards Gala Tickets ON SALE

NEW CATEGORIES: Dance, Writer, Director, Musician, Influencer, Ensemble, Producer

 2019 MEMBERSHIP OPEN CLICK HERE


YAA Value Statment

The Young Artist Academy is a vastly different organization from when it was first founded in 1978.  Since coming under new Management in January 2017, YAA has replaced its previous business model and partners.  That same year, after a 20 year hiatus, Allport Productions was hired to direct the annual award show - equipped by the Academy with new directives and conventions.  With notably stricter security protocols in place, the organization does not permit any unvetted or questionable individuals to be affiliated with its projects and events, barring their participation and proximity to its Members and guests.  YAA proactively separates from unevolving business relationships, with a focus on progressive practices and goals.  In 2018 the Young Artist Academy secured Backstage Productions, and in 2019 the academy partnered with GenZ Social Summit and Kidz Con.  The YAA Board of Governors aim to educate, protect, and train young entertainers to safely navigate and elevate in Hollywood, while giving them an annual platform for high-class recognition.  YAA maintains transparency in its processes and structure, provides a new level of entertainment eduction, and brings its participants and members valuable year-round opportunities.
 
We welcome you to get to know the “New YAA”!
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